Robert Koepp serves as director of the Asia-Pacific Geoeconomics and Business Initiative and as a clinical assistant professor of Strategy at the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University. Prior to his roles at Chapman, Mr. Koepp led the Corporate Network in Hong Kong for the Economist Group, a position in which he served as both a senior editor and chief economist. He has authored two full-length books, Betting on China: Chinese Stocks, American Stock Markets, and the Wagers on a New Dynamic in Global Capitalism and Clusters of Creativity: Enduring Lessons on Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Silicon Valley and Europe's Silicon Fen. His previous work in global media also includes both entertainment as well as infotainment. Leading up to its acquisition by Disney, at Marvel Entertainment Rob served as the company's chief representative in Asia. He also was the English editor and translator of a best-selling Japanese manga biography on George Soros. He has written a wide range of in-depth reports covering such topics as geopolitical shifts from Covid-19, disruptive technologies, digital economics, Big Data, China's sports industry, China's Belt and Road Initiative, Asian business trends, and comparative government technology industrial policies. He frequently appears on television and at public forums discussing global trends and how to interpret ongoing developments across the Asia-Pacific.
China's rise as a modern world power has elicited a range of responses, from admiration to condemnation, excitement to fear, and everything in between. How should investors view the related risks and opportunities, not only from the perspective of financial returns but also considering the implications for global capitalism and democratic freedoms? What fuels China's current economic dynamics and what are the prospects for continued growth? This webinar will provide participants with basic answers to such questions as well as a framework to personally evaluate China's significance for investment and society at large.